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Commuter/Urban

Move around town on a commuter/urban bike from Bike Habitat!

There's nothing quite like making your way by bike: to work, to the coffee shop, to a friend's house, or just a fun after-work spin. Do it all on a commuter bike from Bike Habitat. We've got a great selection of commuter and urban bikes from Giant, Liv and other great brands to get you rolling to your favorite destination in no time. Not sure which commuter bike is right for you? Let us know and our knowledgeable staff can help you choose.

Liv Alight 2 - Women's
$340.00 - $460.00 $460.00 Up to 26% Off
Get the most out of everyday by hopping on Liv’s Alight 2 for casual and fun fitness rides. With its women’s specific ALUXX aluminum frame and flat-bar positioning, the Alight is perfect for your daily commute or a longer workout. A great mix of parts from Shimano, SRAM, and SR Suntour makes shifting between the 24-speed drivetrain simple, so you’ll always be in the perfect gear. You’ll get places fast with Giant’s fast-rolling 700 x 32c tires, and you'll stop with ease thanks to Tektro’s powerful linear-pull brakes. This amazing bike has a comfortable women's specific Liv Connect saddle and, should you choose, it's ready for fenders and racks (sold separately).
Giant ATX 3
$410.00
Navigate urban streets, cruise the bike path, or explore forest trails. Part mountain bike, with its flat handlebar and plush suspension bike, and part city bike, ATX is at home in any environment. Closely related to Giant off-road bikes, ATX features the familiar flat-handlebar and 100mm suspension fork of a traditional XC mountain bike. A lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, engineered with comfortable geometry for challenging terrain, adds to its rugged personality. It also uses size-specific wheel diameters—smaller size bikes use 26-inch wheels, while larger sizes use 27.5. This tailors the bike’s handling to every rider’s size and height. Powerful disc brake technology gives you confident handling in all weather or riding conditions, and integrated mounts let you easily add racks or fenders to suit your riding adventures.
Giant Escape 2
$460.00 - $505.00 $505.00 Up to 9% Off
Transportation, fitness and fun. Escape is all these things and more. Choose your mission, hop on and go. With its lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame and smooth, stable 700c wheels, Escape is your ticket to on-road versatility. Ride city streets or country roads. For commuting, fitness, or just for the fun of it. Confident upright geometry and a wide range of gears give it a sporty ride quality. Whatever road or path you choose, Escape is always up for the adventure.
Giant Escape 3 Disc
$470.00
The best fitness plan is one that’s fun. This versatile flat-bar road bike can get your legs spinning and motivate you to be active every day. Commute to work, ride to class, find new adventures in your daily routine. With its lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, upright positioning and high-quality parts that give it a smooth, comfortable ride, the all-new Escape Disc is totally versatile and totally fun to ride. It now features a high-quality composite fork and the innovative D-Fuse seatpost. Both are great for smoothing out rough roads, absorbing shocks and vibrations, and giving you a smoother, more comfortable ride. The disc brakes deliver powerful braking performance in dry or wet conditions, and the 700c wheels with Giant EasyRide Tubeless tires keep you rolling with speed, efficiency and a reduced risk of flats. As an added bonus, there’s clearance for larger tires up to 45c, which makes it easier to ride rougher roads. It comes with integrated mounts, so you can customize your ride with racks or fenders. Whatever road or path you choose, Escape Disc is ready to roll. Balanced and efficient Lightweight ALUXX frame, smooth-rolling 700c wheels, and confident upright positioning offer a balanced, efficient ride quality. Versatile and capable Powerful disc brakes, and a wide range of gears help you increase your speed and tackle hills with more control. Rugged reliability Puncture-resistant tires, featuring the new Giant EasyRide Tubeless system, and integrated rack mounts so rider can take on tough city streets and more adventurous rides.
Momentum iNeed Street
$500.00
With classic looks and thoughtful features including a cup holder, these urban bikes let you forget about traffic and breathe some fun into commutes and weekend getaways. Cup Holder Integrated frame features include built-in cup-holder. Rear Rack Integrated frame features include the rear rack to carry cargo. U-Lock Fit Integrated frame features include built-in U-lock fit.
Momentum iNeed Street Mid-Step
$500.00
With classic looks and thoughtful features including a cup holder, these urban bikes let you forget about traffic and breathe some fun into commutes and weekend getaways. Cup Holder Integrated frame features include built-in cup-holder. Rear Rack Integrated frame features include the rear rack to carry cargo. U-Lock Fit Integrated frame features include built-in U-lock fit.
Giant Escape 2 Disc
$580.00
The best fitness plan is one that’s fun. This versatile flat-bar road bike can get your legs spinning and motivate you to be active every day. Commute to work, ride to class, find new adventures in your daily routine. With its lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, upright positioning and high-quality parts that give it a smooth, comfortable ride, the all-new Escape Disc is totally versatile and totally fun to ride. It now features a high-quality composite fork and the innovative D-Fuse seatpost. Both are great for smoothing out rough roads, absorbing shocks and vibrations, and giving you a smoother, more comfortable ride. The disc brakes deliver powerful braking performance in dry or wet conditions, and the 700c wheels with Giant EasyRide Tubeless tires keep you rolling with speed, efficiency and a reduced risk of flats. As an added bonus, there’s clearance for larger tires up to 45c, which makes it easier to ride rougher roads. It comes with integrated mounts, so you can customize your ride with racks or fenders. Whatever road or path you choose, Escape Disc is ready to roll. Balanced and efficient Lightweight ALUXX frame, smooth-rolling 700c wheels, and confident upright positioning offer a balanced, efficient ride quality. Versatile and capable Powerful disc brakes, and a wide range of gears help you increase your speed and tackle hills with more control. Rugged reliability Puncture-resistant tires, featuring the new Giant EasyRide Tubeless system, and integrated rack mounts so rider can take on tough city streets and more adventurous rides.
Liv Alight 2 DD Disc
$580.00
Pedal to work, meet friends for coffee or build up fitness on the bike path. Alight fits right into a fun, healthy lifestyle. With its lightweight and durable ALUXX aluminum frame and upright flat-bar positioning, Alight is comfortable for a daily commute and sporty for longer rides. Women’s-specific geometry and sizing gives Alight a stable, confident ride quality. And thanks to integrated dropouts, it’s easy to personalize with racks and fenders. Casual comfort An upright riding position, flat handlebars, and 3F Design Philosophy make commuting or a casual spin comfortable without compromising efficiency. Fun fitness The lightweight efficiency and balanced geometry of the ALUXX aluminum frame blends speed and stability for a ride that’s just plain fun. Stylish versatility Equipped with integrated dropouts for racks, fenders, or panniers, this bike blends urban style and road bike agility. Why We Love It With its lightweight design and upright flat-bar positioning, this premium bike makes it easy to pedal to work, zip around the city and get out onto country roads with the confidence of stopping power through disc brakes. Add a rack and panniers for more extensive weekend exploration or in-town carrying capacity. Modern finishes keep style at the forefront of every ride.
Giant Roam 2 Disc
$590.00 - $645.00 $645.00 Up to 9% Off
Casual yet always capable. Roam Disc is built for multi-purpose adventure, so you can follow your own route, wherever it takes you. With its confident, flat handlebar positioning and lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, Roam Disc gives you all the best qualities of a mountain bike and a road bike. Its front suspension adds comfort and control. It has powerful disc brakes and durable components, so it can take some bumps on rough city roads. And the fast rolling 700c wheels can handle smooth roads or dirt, making it a great choice for town-to-trail adventures.
Giant ToughRoad SLR 2
$1,050.00
The end of the road isn’t the end of your ride. This lightweight aluminum all-rounder encourages you to explore, to keep rolling when pavement turns to gravel or when gravel turns to dirt. All-terrain, always ready with ToughRoad SLR. Quick, efficient and ultra-versatile, ToughRoad SLR is a bike made to stoke your adventurous side. A lightweight ALUXX SLR aluminum frame and smooth-handling composite fork work together to take the edge off bumpy roads and trails. Integrated disc brakes produce smooth stopping power and control on all types of terrain, in any weather. The flat handlebar and more upright position put the rider in control on all types of terrain, and the innovative D-Fuse seatpost reduces shocks and vibrations on rough roads and trails. KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS - Lightweight agility - Frameset constructed with ALUXX SLR, lightest grade of aluminum, and a composite fork. Comfort and stability Flat-bar frame geometry puts rider in a position that balances efficiency with confidence on rough roads, paths or trails. Integrated rack mounts Compatible with front and rear racks, allowing easy cargo capacity for daily trips or longer treks.
Surly Pack Rat
$1,475.00
Over the years, Surly has been finding new and better ways to haul stuff on the front of their bikes - from fork braze-ons to racks to bags. The Pack Rat is the culmination of all those years and is specifically designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization. Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked. Having your stuff in front of you means it's close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. We've all ridden with a pannier full of groceries. Some of us have wiped out around a sketchy corner and watched as our precious eggs and bananas go flying every which way in an act of Mario Kart-level carnage. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body to steer from the rear and avoid such a super market massacre. The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes, however, lies in how it affects the bike's handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don't even have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat's front cargo-specific design eliminates that steering issues but also rides great without cargo. There's no need to load it down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride. Unless that's your thing. We're not here to tell you how to live. In an effort to jumpstart your front cargo carrying dreams, Surly includes a 24-pack rack on the complete bike version. The Pack Rat rolls on 26-inch wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat's fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night. Dedicated commuters, credit card tourers, those who enjoy the occasional sub-24 campout, and sweaty back people looking to leave their backpack behind need look no further than the Pack Rat. - 26-inch Wheel Size has room for tires up to 26 x 2.0, 650B Wheel Size has room for tire up to 650b x 48mm - Surly 24-pack rack included with complete bike - 100% Surly 4130 Chromoly frame, main triangle is double-butted; 1-1/8-inch threadless brazed Chromoly fork - Bosses front and rear for cantilever or linear-pull brakes, rack and fender eyelets at the dropouts, eyelets at the crown, and fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets for a front rack - Semi-horizontal dropouts with a derailleur hanger for geared or singlespeed drivetrains and/or wheelbase adjustability
Surly Pack Rat
$1,475.00
Over the years, Surly has been finding new and better ways to haul stuff on the front of their bikes — from fork braze-ons to racks to bags. The Pack Rat is the culmination of all those years and is specifically designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization. Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked. Having your stuff in front of you means it’s close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. We’ve all ridden with a pannier full of groceries. Some of us have wiped out around a sketchy corner and watched as our precious eggs and bananas go flying every which way in an act of Mario Kart-level carnage. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body English to steer from the rear and avoid such a super market massacre. The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes, however, lies in how it affects the bike’s handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don’t even have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat’s front cargo-specific design eliminates that steering issues but also rides great without cargo. There’s no need to load it down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride. Unless that’s your thing. We’re not here to tell you how to live. In an effort to jumpstart your front cargo carrying dreams, Surly includes a 24-pack rack on the complete bike version. The Pack Rat rolls on 26” wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat’s fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night. Dedicated commuters, credit card tourers, those who enjoy the occasional sub-24 campout, and sweaty back people looking to leave their backpack behind need look no further than the Pack Rat.
All-City Super Professional Apex 1 Bike
$1,599.00
All-City Super Professional Urban Cross Machine Built to continue the tradition of All-City’s esteemed Macho Man and Nature Boy 612 builds, the Super Professional features the Master Dropout, All-City’s first ever combination geared or single-speed sliding dropout system. Designed to be fast, responsive, agile, and capable on mixed terrain, the Super Professional can be converted from single-speed to geared and back again to crush all your daily deeds and commutes in the city. - 612 Select Tubing - Features All-City’s cleverly designed, beautifully crafted sliding dropout system - Signature fork crown with four-point rack mounts - Two bottle cage mounts, plus mounts in front and rear for racks and fenders - 12mm thru-axles, flat-mount brakes
Surly Straggler
$1,650.00
So what is this Straggler anyway? The easy answer is to say that Surly added disc brakes to a Cross-Check and this is close to accurate. People have asked them to make a disc version of their highly versatile Cross-Check for a long time now and almost everything about the two are very similar. Straggler is slightly different, though. The most obvious difference of course is that the Straggler has disc caliper mounts instead of rim brake studs. It'll accept rotors up to 160mm. The rear dropouts are unique, too. They're a partially closed horizontal design that accommodates singlespeed or geared drivetrains. They feature stop screws that thread in from the rear to further secure the wheel and to position the rear wheel for optimal shifting, plus a forward-mounted stop screw on the drive side to keep the wheel from slipping forward under the force of your gargantuan legs. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing. Straggler shares all of the Cross-Check's braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The Straggler's geometry is slightly different, with angles and tube lengths very close but not identical to the Cross-Check, but like the Cross-Check it's ready to take you just about anywhere. It's a day tripper and a weekender. It's a 'rough road' road bike. It's a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing. It's a utilitarian townie. It's a light-duty touring bike. It's an all-weather commuter. And when you get tired of one set up, you can swap parts around and turn it into something else. We think that's pretty neat. - Fender eyelets at the dropouts, front and rear rack bosses and dual water bottle mounts, downtube shifter mounts - 100% Surly proprietary 4130 chromoly tubing. TIG-welded, double-butted main triangle - Forward-exiting horizontal dropouts with adjusters give you singlespeed compatibility and wheelbase adjustability to help you fit the tires and fenders you want to run with that drivetrain you want to run. - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
Surly Straggler 650b
$1,650.00
We think by now, most of you get what Straggler is. It's a madly versatile bike that can be used for most types of riding and riding surfaces. Better still is that you now have the option of 650b wheel size. 650b wheels were popular for a long time many years ago on 'Constructeur' style bicycles and we all know how real things were back in the day…650b wheels strike a nice balance between the benefits of both 26" and 700c sizes. The smaller wheel allows smaller riders to fit well on smaller frames, produces a stronger wheel, makes fitting big-ass tires easier and are more agile than their larger counterparts. Straggler has disc caliper mounts instead of rim brake studs. It'll accept rotors up to 160mm. The rear dropouts are unique, too. They're a partially closed horizontal design that accommodates singlespeed or geared drivetrains. They feature stop screws that thread in from the rear to further secure the wheel and to position the rear wheel for optimal shifting, plus a forward-mounted stop screw on the drive side to keep the wheel from slipping forward under the force of your gargantuan legs. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing. Straggler 650b has braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The geometry is slightly different, with angles and tube lengths very close but not identical to the Cross-Check, but like the Cross-Check it's ready to take you just about anywhere. It's a day tripper and a weekender. It's a 'rough road' road bike. It's a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing. It's a utilitarian townie. It's a light-duty touring bike. It's an all-weather commuter. And when you get tired of one set up, you can swap parts around and turn it into something else. We think that's pretty neat. - Fender eyelets at the dropouts, front and rear rack bosses and dual water bottle mounts, downtube shifter mounts - 100% Surly proprietary 4130 chromoly tubing. TIG-welded, double-butted main triangle - Forward-exiting horizontal dropouts with adjusters give you singlespeed compatibility and wheelbase adjustability to help you fit the tires and fenders you want to run with that drivetrain you want to run. - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
Surly Straggler 650b
$1,650.00
650b what? In the old days when randonneuring bikes ruled on long rides over mixed surfaces, the 650b tire size was perfectly suited for moving fast under control. Surly took this concept and applied it to the Straggler, a disc brake-equipped any-road type of bike bred from their revered Cross Check. The slightly smaller wheels accommodate smaller frame sizes and plump tire widths, creating options where few exist in this realm of bike riding. Disc brakes highlight the Straggler 650b story, sporting Hayes CX Experts with 160mm rotors front and rear. The athletic character continues with a SRAM Apex 2x10 drivetrain, giving you a useful gear range for any type of riding you can dream up, and continues with 32-hole alloy Alex Adventurer 2 rims wrapped in Surly's own super-versatile 650b x 41 Knard rubber. A Salsa Cowbell handlebar is great for riding on mixed terrain, too, giving you a bit more control when it's loose while retaining comfortable positioning for cranking into the wind. Make it your gravel explorer on weekends, your trusty commuter during the week, and go collect all the hand-ups when cyclocross season rolls around. This Straggler's lookin' for a good time and you seem like the type to oblige.
Surly Big Dummy
$2,150.00
Big Dummy is a long-tail cargo bike, which means that not only can you haul a serious amount of cargo, different accessories can be added to your Big Dummy frame and deck depending on what you want to carry. Being a dedicated single-piece frame, instead of an add-on to an existing bike, it's stiffer and resistant to torsional flex, which provides a better ride and longer lasting frame than long-tail add-ons. Like all Surly's frames, it's made of their size specific, 4130 CroMoly steel – a tube set engineered for cargo that sports lots of little touches that you've come to love in a Surly, like clearance for big tires and the use of common component sizes. Figure on being able to carry about 200 pounds (90kg) of cargo. The load weight, and how it's loaded, will affect the handling somewhat. Also, plan on using gears, especially as cargo weight increases. This may seem obvious, but as you get comfy with it, you will use your full range of gears as never before. The parts kit is good quality, and suitable to loaded as well as unloaded riding. It's got a 3x10 drivetrain, Avid BB7 disc brakes, quality Shimano Deore hubs, and 26x2.3" Kenda Kiniption tires. They've outfitted it with Surly-designed bags, deck, rails and Dummy Rail Collars; everything you need for the majority of stuff you might carry, like groceries, shovels, bags of charcoal or mulch, guitars, lamps, mannequins, whatever. Bags, deck, rails, and rail collars are all designed to improve on previous offerings and work together to make sure your stuff is transported with safety and stability. It's an unbending interface, which when you're carrying lots of cargo, is a good thing to have. Get creative, and get hauling. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Dummy, Surly requires use of their Dummy Rail Collars. These provide a secondary retention system for the rack, as well as stiffen the rack system. These are included with current Big Dummy bikes and frames, as well as available for older Big Dummy bikes and frames (compatible with all generations of Big Dummy bikes/frames). In addition, a stoker handlebar set up, found on tandem bicycles, is recommended as well. Make sure to check with seat post manufacturer for stoker handlebar compatibility. If you are planning to carry a child on your Big Dummy, Surly recommends the use of a child seat. They've tested the Maxxi Yepp seat. Yepp makes an adaptor that allows their seat to mount onto Surly's deck. It works well with the Big Dummy. At this time other child seats are not recommended and will void your warranty. Surly is testing other options. For the most up to date compatibility/options, check http://www.surlybikes.com/safety Note: keep in mind Big Dummy weight limits when carrying a passenger.
Civia North Loop E-Bike
$2,199.00
The North Loop is a swift and stylish e-bike that makes riding farther, longer, and more often a breeze. Whether you’re heading across town or going on a ride with friends the lightweight aluminum frame glides smoothly over city streets and bike paths. With a sporty riding position, Bosch Active Line Plus drive unit, and reliable build spec, this e-bike makes hills, cross-town commutes, and fitness rides fun, no-sweat affairs.
Civia Parkway Step-Over Electric Bike
$2,399.00
The Civia Parkway is the perfect ebike for experiencing the city. The there-when-you-need-it boost from Bosch’s ultra-reliable electric motor makes hills a breeze, while easy-to-use components celebrate the elegance of an uncomplicated bicycle. From no sweat crosstown commutes, to fitness rides, the Parkway is an exciting and fun option for getting around. Highlights: - Lightweight AL-6061 round frame tubing, rack and fender mounts - Bosch Active Line electric motor for gentle assist up to 20 mph - Equipped with Bosch Powerpack 400 frame battery, Purion compact computer, and 2A compact charger - Shimano 9-speed drivetrain and Shimano cable disc brakes - Kenda Kwick 26 x 2.0" black/mocha tires with K-Shield - 26 x 2.3" max. tire size without fenders
Momentum Vida E+ Mid-Step
$2,500.00
It’s just like riding a bike—but even more fun. The Vida E+ features our SyncDrive Life motor, which gives you a natural-feeling boost of electric power to help you ride farther and faster with less effort. It’s the perfect way to explore the city, feel the wind on your face, and put a kick into your fitness routine. The frame is designed with a comfortable upright rider position, which gives it a confident, easygoing ride quality. The Giant E-bike app makes it easy to access navigation functions, fitness info, and support modes. Internal Geared Hub The VIDA E+ features an integrated internal geared hub for worry-free shifting. Integrated Battery The in-tube battery design with 250W mid-frame motor can be charged separately or directly through a waterproof port on the frame. Premium Chainguard Premium Tubular Chainguard protects those expensive jeans with premium style.
Momentum Vida E+ Step-Through
$2,500.00
It’s just like riding a bike—but even more fun. The Vida E+ features our SyncDrive Life motor, which gives you a natural-feeling boost of electric power to help you ride farther and faster with less effort. It’s the perfect way to explore the city, feel the wind on your face, and put a kick into your fitness routine. The frame is designed with a comfortable upright rider position, which gives it a confident, easygoing ride quality. The Giant E-bike app makes it easy to access navigation functions, fitness info, and support modes. Internal Geared Hub The VIDA E+ features an integrated internal geared hub for worry-free shifting. Integrated Battery The in-tube battery design with 250W mid-frame motor can be charged separately or directly through a waterproof port on the frame. Premium Chainguard Premium Tubular Chainguard protects those expensive jeans with premium style.
Momentum Transend E+
$2,600.00
The Transend E+ represents a smart transportation solution that’s way more fun than a train or a bus. Featuring our SyncDrive Life motor and an integrated battery pack, it gives you a seamless boost of pedaling power so you can ride farther and faster with less effort. You can choose lower support modes for fitness rides, or more support when you want to get across town without breaking a sweat. The Giant E-bike app makes it easy to access navigation functions, fitness info and support modes. It’s everything you need to make daily transportation the best part of your day. Six Levels Assist Ride ControlOne: easy and intuitive command and control of E-Assist SyncDrive functions Integrated Battery The in-tube battery design with 250W mid-frame motor SyncDrive Motor Provides pedal assist up to 28 mph
Momentum Transend E+ Mid-Step
$2,600.00
The Transend E+ represents a smart transportation solution that’s way more fun than a train or a bus. Featuring our SyncDrive Life motor and an integrated battery pack, it gives you a seamless boost of pedaling power so you can ride farther and faster with less effort. You can choose lower support modes for fitness rides, or more support when you want to get across town without breaking a sweat. The Giant E-bike app makes it easy to access navigation functions, fitness info and support modes. It’s everything you need to make daily transportation the best part of your day. Six Levels Assist Ride ControlOne: easy and intuitive command and control of E-Assist SyncDrive functions Integrated Battery The in-tube battery design with 250W mid-frame motor SyncDrive Motor Provides pedal assist up to 28 mph
Surly Big Fat Dummy
$3,025.00
The Big Fat Dummy is a long tail cargo bike that took a few too many doses of growth hormones. At first glance, you might say that Surly just put bigger tires on a Big Dummy. But if you said that, you'd actually be very wrong so just… don't. Think of Big Fat Dummy as more of a second or third cousin to Big Dummy rather than a brother. They share some of the same DNA and look sort of similar, but they're two very different bikes and really only interact when they both reach for the potato salad spoon at that family reunion that no one really wants to be at anyway. Now that that's out of the way, let's get down to the nitty gritty of what makes this hulking beast of a bike tick. Surly's goal with designing a cargo bike around fat tires was to create the most stable, stiff, and traction-laden ride possible while hauling a ton of stuff. Big Fat Dummy has a longer toptube and slacker headtube than its more svelt cousin giving it a nice, predictable, and stable ride. They also used thinner, lighter tubing to construct its cargo area so while it's an overall burlier bike, there's not much difference in weight. Big Fat Dummy accepts either 10mm or 12mm axles in the rear with a spacing of 190/197mm. That big ol' spacing equates to one thing: tire clearance for days. Big Fat Dummy maxes out at a massive 26 x 5.25" tire.* While that large of a tire provides the most traction and stability a bike can possibly offer, it's also a lot of rubber to push and might not be for everybody. Luckily, Big Fat Dummy is also a blast to ride with 3" tires too. It uses the same 100mm suspension-corrected fork as the Wednesday, meaning if you want to add a little squishy squishy to your ride, you can throw a Bluto on and let ‘er rip. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Fat Dummy, Surly requires use of their Dummy Rail Collars. These provide a secondary retention system for the rack, as well as stiffen the rack system. In addition, a stoker handlebar set up, found on tandem bicycles, is recommended as well. Make sure to check with seat post manufacturer for stoker handlebar compatibility. All Big Fat Dummy framesets and bikes ship with a Dummy deck, rails, bags, and the aforementioned Dummy Rail Collars so you can immediately start hauling cargo — human or otherwise. Big Fat Dummy is ready and willing to carry all sorts of crap — literally. It's already in use on an organic farm in Ecuador so it's likely that it's hauled some form of manure by now. *Using a 26 x 5.25" tire will cause some drivetrain limitations.
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